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Fatal Exception Error messages occur if access to an illegal instruction has been encountered; if invalid data or code is accessed; or if the privilege level of an operation is invalid. The two digits that identify the error are a hexadecimal error code number; thus, for example, “Fatal Exception Error 0E” (Zero-E) is a way of writing “Fatal Exception Error No. 14,” not a reference to Outlook Express. It is technically correct to say that Windows does not, itself, cause these errors, and merely reports them. However, Windows’ memory handling capabilities, interacting with other programs, may be what causes the specific problem. Often, the cause will be a problem with physical RAM; another hardware problem; damaged or missing files; or a damaged Registry. The individual scenario and specific error message references should be consulted to help identify the specific problem.
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Fatal Exception 0D
Of the many types of Fatal Exception Errors, a Fatal Exception Error 0D is a General Protection Fault. A program has been corrupted in memory. Most often, it is caused by outdated or damaged video drivers, outdated multimedia software, or physically damaged RAM. However, these are not the only causes. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be obscure because any fatal exception condition not covered by any of the other 17 processor exception categories will be called a general protection fault. The specific scenario and specific error message references should be consulted to help identify the specific problem. For updated drivers, check with your hardware manufacturer (usually through their web site), or check here.
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Fatal Exception 0E
This is a Page Fault interrupt. It typically occurs when Windows tries to access virtual memory on a demand-paged basis and the requested page of memory is missing or damaged, or when a paging protection rule is otherwise violated. When occurring in the 0028 memory range, it nearly always means that a device driver is implicated in the problem. Many of the Knowledge Base articles for these problems address specific hardware or settings issues.
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